Charleston Living Shares Moranz Story

Brad and Jennifer MoranzWe’ve all seen the classic movie musical: stage darlings meet and fall in love and decide to run away together and star in their own show. Applause, happily ever after, and fade to black.

Except, the story is true for Mount Pleasant residents Brad and Jennifer Moranz, who met during the national tour of “Singing in the Rain” back in 1986. The couple started the annual Charleston Christmas Special, which celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Charleston Music Hall this year.

The show is the natural outcome for two Broadway babes who fell in love.

Brad Moranz was Groucho in Broadway’s “A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine,” and later played Seymour off-Broadway in “Little Shop of Horrors.” He played the Donald O’Connor role in the Broadway company of “Singing in the Rain,” and joined the touring company, where he met Jennifer.

Jennifer Moranz was a Radio City Rockette, who then joined the Broadway company of “42nd Street.” By 1986, she had joined the touring company of “Singing in the Rain.”

“And, we have been together every minute since,” Brad says.

Read the full story in Charleston Living magazine